Putnam County, Illinois History and Genealogy
Marriage Notices and Wedding Announcements

After 1900


 1911 to 1915


Florid, December 11, 1912
A very pretty wedding occurred last Thursday December 12 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer when Miss Ella Cramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lavier Cramer of Broken Bow, Nebraska was united in married with William Rudy of this place by Reverend R.K. Stetson of Granville. The wedding was a quiet one witnessed only by the immediate relatives of the bride and groom and a few intimate friends. A wedding supper was served to the happy young couple by Mrs. Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Rudy are both too well known to need any introduction to the people of our village. Their many friends wish them a long, pleasant and prosperous life.

Back Page, January 14, 1914
The wedding bells are ringing and bridal showers are falling this time for Marie Alleman who was entertained and showered at the home of Mrs. W.W. Thompson last Saturday afternoon and married on Wednesday at 5:45 PM. at the residence of her parents Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Alleman in Tonica. The marriage ceremony was read by Reverand D.F. Wilson. The bride is one of Tonica’s favorite daughters and will make a worthy helpmate for her husband. P. Emil Neilsen is a fine young man of good prospects who is employed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a bill clerk in Chicago. The honeymoon will be spend in sunny California and upon their return they will go to housekeeping in Chicago.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois), August 14, 1914

Chritton - Blink
Miss Freda Blink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Blink 504 East Sheridan street, was married to C. M. Chritton of Hennepin, Ill. At the Methodist church in Hennepin on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The couple will reside on a farm near Hennepin until next spring when they will go to Montana where Mr. Chritton has taken up a claim.

Front Page, October 21, 1914
Last Friday morning, Henry Bruer and Miss Sadie Hetrick of Florid were quietly married by Reverend F.R. Kliensorg at the church parsonage. While it was quite generally believed the event would take place in due time, never the less the news of their marriage was a surprise to their many friends. The young couple are quite well and favorably known by all the community and need no introduction by us. They will make their home with the grooms mother just out of town and the Record joins in wishing the young people much happiness through life.

Florid, October 21, 1914
Two weddings in the G.W. Hetrick family last week, Miss Sadie to Henry Bruer last Thursday evening, October 15, Clyde Hetrick to Miss Millie Hamlin on Saturday, October 17.

Florid, October 28, 1914
Married at the Presbyterian mans in Florid, Saturday evening at 5:00 by Reverend F.W. Eastwood, Mr. Joseph H. Edward and Miss Blanch I. Allen.


Henry Republican, Henry, IL July 1, 1915

We learn that the Misses Fanny and Edna, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moody, have each recently entered the bonds of matrimony. The first named was married in Princeton on Monday, Jun 21 to William Long, whose home is south and west of Bureau Junction. The latter, Miss Edna, was married in Peoria, on Monday, June 28, to Wesley Ray, whose boyhood home was in Sparland or vicinity. The brides are both the very best of girls, industrious, neat, able neat efficient, of pleasant nature, good appearance and well trained in all housewifely duties. Mr. Long, the husband of Fanny, is a farmer of the first class reputation and habits. Mr. Ray has proven himself a good worker, where he has been employed in this neighborhood as a farm hand. The Republican wishes all joy, comfort and prosperity to each of the brides and the men they have accepted as life companions.

1916 to


March 15, 1916
Herman Chance of Florid and Miss Inez McGlasson of Hennepin hied themselves to Henry, March 7, 1916 and were joined in holy bonds of matrimony at 8:30 o’clock PM at the parsonage of the Presbyterian Church by Reverend Martin. The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meyer, sister and brother-in-law of the groom. The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. Sarah Chance of Florid and the bride the eldest daughter of Mrs. Lucy McGlasson of Hennepin.

March 29, 1916
Deininger -Weeks
A very quiet wedding to place on Wednesday, March 22, 1916 at 3:00 o’clock PM at the congregational parsonage in Granville, when the Reverend R.K, Stetson, using the beautiful ring ceremony united the hearts and fortunes of Miss Jessie Deininger of Florid and Mr. James Lee Weeks of Hennepin in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pletch, sister and brother-in-law of the bride. Following the ceremony the wedding party returned by auto to the elegant home of the bride’s parents, where a reception was given the bride and groom in a sumptious 6:00 o’clock 6 course wedding dinner was served to the immediate relatives of the happy couple. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deininger, who resides east of Florid and her entire life has been spent in this community. The groom is well and favorably known, the only son of Mrs. Lillian Weeks.

Florid, April 12, 1916
Word was received here that Miss May Springer, formerly of this place and a granddaughter of Mrs. Sarah Cassell (Chance - not Cassell) was married April 5 in Ostrander, Minn. to Halbert Christopher.  May’s friends were considerably surprised on receiving the news but they will all recover and all join in wishing May a long, happy and prosperous life.

Robert Dinkey, who has been keeping bachelor's hall for the past year or so grew tired of living alone. He went away the forepart of last week, returning Wednesday but not alone, for he was accompanied by a young lady, whom he introduced as his wife. Robert is an industrious young man and his friends join in wishing him and his help mate, happiness and prosperity.

Florid, May 29, 1919
Married in Chicago
On last Saturday, May 24, Miss Martha Clemens and Owen Doyle were united in marriage in Chicago.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clemens and has resided in Florid from childhood. The young couple will make their home in the city. Mrs. Doyle’s friends wish them a long and happy journey through life.

February 4, 1920
Allen - Donohoe
Miss Gladys Allen and Patrick Donohoe were united in united in holy bonds of matrimony last Saturday afternoon, January 31, at 3:30 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harv Allen of Florid.  Reverend R.H. Barstead performed the ceremony which made the happy couple man and wife using the ring service. ...The wedding was a quiet home affair there being only immediate family present. After the ceremony a 3 course dinner was served after which the bride and groom, accompanied by the bride’s parents and other relatives motored to LaSalle.

December 1, 1920
Clemens - Monk
Corporal Simon P. Clemens, son of David Clemens of Florid, Illinois and Miss Marie Munk, the youngest daughter of Charles Munk of Hennepin, Illinois were quietly married, Saturday morning, November 27, 1920 at the Methodist parsonage by Reverend R.A. Reeves. Henry Hamm, brother-in-law of the groom took the bride and groom immediately to Ottawa where the groom had furnished rooms ready for his bride.

FRONT PAGE , March 23, 1921
Charles C. Clemens, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens of Hennepin, IL and Miss Eva Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Olson of Morris, IL, were united in marriage of Wednesday, March 9, 1921 at 3:00 in the afternoon at the parsonage of the Federated Church in Ottawa, Illinois. The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens, residing at Florid and is an industrious, energetic young man. While the bride is a stranger in this vicinity, she is said to be an accomplished young woman. The happy couple will go to housekeeping on a farm near Morris, where the groom will farm the coming season, followed by the best wishes of their many friends for a happy and prosperous journey through life.

Florid, December 27, 1922
Cupids Capers
Our people were not a little surprised last Wednesday the 20th, to learn that another of our charming and accomplished young ladies had fallen a victim to the wills of Cupid. Miss Margaret Reichwine, daughter of Mrs. Jessie Reichwine and Nicholas Stam, a rising young physician of Chicago, were married at Danville by Rev. R.H. Barstead. The bride had grown to womanhood in Florid and is respected by all who know her. While Doctor Stam is a stranger, we trust he is worthy of the life partner he has chosen. may their wedding life be one of bliss and happiness. The newlyweds expect to make their home in Mason City, Iowa.

Henry Republican
December 7, 1933

Friends and relatives have learned of the marriage of Miss Fern Seibert to Donald Paganelli, which occurred in Eureka on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1933, with Judge Foster performing the ceremony. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Ella Seibert, who resides south of Florid.  She is a member of the graduating class of the Hennepin Township High School of last spring and is now attending the Hopkins Township High school at Granville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Paganelli of Mark, and is employed in a store at Highwood. Mrs. Paganelli plans to finish the term of school at Hopkins this year.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 30 Jan 1946
Word has been received in the community of the marriage of Miss Florence Bresson to Stanley Miller of McNabb, Illinois, which took place December 21. They are now residing in Roanoke, Illinois where the groom is employed and where Mrs. Miller teaches school.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 Dec 1947
Mrs. Florence Anderson Bride of E. Bruer
Mrs. Florence M. Anderson, daughter of Mrs. J. E. Iverger of McNabb, Ill., became the bride of Edward
W. Bruer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruer of Hennepin, Ill., in a 3:00 o'clock ceremony Saturday afternoon in the home of the bride. The Rev. Merrill S. Tope, pastor of the Methodist church officiated. Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Boyd of Dixon attended the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Bruer will reside at 407 Central Place, Dixon.

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